Hospice of the Chesapeake will soon be moving out of Greater Annapolis to its own building thanks to the largest gift it has ever received.
According to a release, the hospice recently bought a 6.2-acre campus property in Pasadena. The organization has plans to renovate the property at 90 Ritchie Highway and make it the new home for its administrative and clinical offices.
The campus also will become the home for an educational conference center and an inpatient care center, according to the release.
The hospice’s current location on Defense Highway is in leased space.
Officials said the purchase and the move is possible partly due to an anonymous donation. The undisclosed sum was the largest single gift the hospice has ever received in its 32-year history, according to the release.
“This new home, with room for future expansion, will allow us to continue expanding our services for those living with and affected by advanced illness, including a future inpatient care center for those with complex illness normally requiring hospitalization,” Michael S. McHale, hospice president and CEO, said in a release. “This achievement wouldn’t be possible without the support of our ongoing contributors and donors.”
Hospice of the Chesapeake also announced it recently received a $4,500 donation from Wheels from the Past Car Club in Edgewater.
This year’s car show was held on Sept. 2 at the Green Turtle in Edgewater. Hospice volunteers served as judges for the annual car show, which drew 140 cars and hundreds of visitors, according to a release.